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California Adopts Strong Equal Pay Protections

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

California will soon have what advocates say are the strongest equal pay protections in the country after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the California ...

Right To Die Becomes Law In California

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

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Carly Fiorina Sharpened Political Edges In 2010 Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

There was a lifeless echo inside the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, where the three major Republican candidates were squaring off in their only ...

Game-Changing Ethnic Studies Bill Heads To California Governor

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.10.2015 | Latino Voices

The California state assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would create a model ethnic studies curriculum for optional use statewide, handing a major...

California Legislature Approves Ban On 'Redskins' Mascots

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 09.10.2015 | Sports

The California State Assembly voted Thursday to ban the state's schools from using "Redskins" nicknames and mascots, a move that could soon make...

California Lawmakers Move To Ban Confederate Names On Public Buildings

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

California's state Senate voted 31-2 Tuesday to ban the names of Confederate leaders from public buildings.  SB 539, which passed in the sta...

Californians May Have a Chance to Vote Down Citizens United

Derek Cressman | Posted 09.05.2015 | Politics
Derek Cressman

California voters could instruct their members of Congress to support a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court's ruling in Cit...

Group That Claims To Represent Small Businesses Goes To Bat For Corporations In Lead Paint Case

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. A nationwide group of self-described small...

Here's What It Would Look Like If Lawmakers Wore Donors' Logos Like NASCAR Drivers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

A group of protesters in California took a stand against the influence of money in politics Wednesday by imagining what it would look like if lawmaker...

California Lawmakers Expected To Approve Tough Equal Pay Protections

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

As the nation celebrates Women's Equality Day, California lawmakers are poised to approve the country's strongest equal pay protections. Assembly memb...

California's Drought Will Cost The State $2.74 Billion This Year, Report Finds

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's ongoing drought will cost the economy in the most populous U.S. state an estimated $2.74 billion in 2015 ...

California Lawmakers Reintroduce Right-To-Die Bill

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Tuesday reintroduced a bill to legalize assisted suicide that had stalled a...

Behind The Movement To Repeal California's Worst Law

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main.Vivian Thorp was 28 years old when sh...

Climate Change Reforms Must Continue, But More is Needed to Protect Working Class Communities

Arturo Carmona | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Arturo Carmona

We can't underestimate our opposition on this. The fossil fuel industry and their allies in California are incensed by this legislation -- but that shouldn't surprise us. This industry has made billions while sticking us with the bill for their destruction.

'The Other NRA': This Influential Restaurant Lobby Fights Pro-Worker Policies

Capital & Main | Bobbi Murray | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics

The National Restaurant Association is perhaps the largest trade group that you have never heard of.

How The Oil Industry Got Two Regulators Fired For Doing Their Jobs

Capital & Main | Judith Lewis Mernit | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

“They are a huge, huge spending force."

Inside California's Jail-Building Boom

The Marshall Project | Anat Rubin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Indio, California – In this desert city halfway between Los Angeles and the Arizona border, a small monument to the state’s prison downsizing expe...

Meet The Secretive Lobbying Group Fighting Health Care Reform In California

Capital & Main | Bill Raden | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

The hospital association’s single-minded pursuit of its self-interest, critics say, comes directly at the expense of patients.

Former California State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty To Racketeering

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 (Reuters) - Former California state Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of racketeering...

Samantha Lachman

California Republicans Relieved Their Arizona Counterparts Lost At The Supreme Court | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Republicans were thrilled to see Arizona Republicans lose at the Supreme Court on Monday, serving as a reminder that gerryman...

California Judge Throws Out Ballot Initiative Calling For Execution Of Gay People

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

A California judge has ruled against a proposed ballot initiative authorizing the execution of gay and lesbian people, calling the suggested measure "...

California May Copy Colorado, Oregon And Washington With All-Mail Election System

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

California could become the fourth state to mail all registered voters a ballot ahead of Election Day if Secretary of State Alex Padilla's wishes are ...

California Lawmakers Advance Right-To-Die Bill Inspired By Brittany Maynard

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

California's state Senate voted Thursday to advance legislation allowing terminally ill patients to choose to end their own lives with the assistance ...

California Assembly Passes Bill Banning Crisis Pregnancy Centers From Misleading Patients

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

The California Assembly passed legislation Tuesday that would require faith-motivated crisis pregnancy centers to provide comprehensive information ab...

California's Voter Turnout Is Pathetic. This Proposal Could Change That.

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has proposed automatically registering eligible residents to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's ...